Swiss ski star Lara Gut ruled out of Olympics

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WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss ski star Lara Gut will miss the Vancouver Olympics after failing to recover from a dislocated right hip.

The announcement was made Thursday on her Web site. She met with Swiss team doctors and her surgeon, who performed the operation in October after a training crash.

The 18-year-old Gut hoped to ski again this week and compete later in the month at the World Cup meet in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Now she does not play to ski again before February. The Swiss Olympic team is selected Feb. 1.

Gut was expected to challenge American star Lindsey Vonn in speed events at the Vancouver Olympics.